Saturday, February 25, 2012

Standing


Standing 
Grounded 
Rooted 

Experiencing . . . 
Winter 
Spring 
Summer 
 Fall 

Enduring . . . 
Drought 
Heat 
Cold 
Storms 

Providing . . . 
Shelter 
Shade 
Refuge 
Beauty 

Standing tall 
Grounded solidly 
 Rooted deeply


So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, 
continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him,
 strengthened in the faith as you were taught,
and overflowing with thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:6 

Therefore, put on the full armor of God . . . 
and after you have done everything, to stand.  
Stand firm then . . . 
Ephesians 6:13-14



(Note:  Each time we visit Cades Cove near Gatlinburg, TN, this lone, spreading tree captures my attention, and I've taken numerous photos of it. )


13 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful verses and I love seeing the tree in different seasons. Have a blessed Sunday.

Mari said...

I love the tree in each season and the words are powerful!

Rhonda said...

Oh if we could but see the beautiful found in our own seasons purposed by God....lovely posting..much inspiration and encouragement found...

Sarah (Nikki) said...

simple...powerful....awesome

Karin said...

I L-O-V-E this! I always had my lone favorite tree on our trip back home - from Edmonton to Winnipeg - and always made sure I wasn't napping when we would get to that place so that I could enjoy it! Awesome photo and especially those thoughts that go with it! My thoughts exactly!!

Just Be Real said...

Change of seasons is always welcoming. Thank you for sharing dear one. Blessings.

Dawn said...

I am SO far behind on looking at your beautiful photos and words. I love your header - is that a current pictures?

LOVE the pictures of the tree in the seasonal changes. Just beautiful.

Have a great week!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful post, Glenda... I often wonder if trees could talk, what would they say??? They have endured so much --yet they stand tall... Awesome!!!!

Love Cades Cove, don't you????
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

I love going to Cade's Cove. What a great capture (all four seasons)!Enjoyed seeing your previous post on the touches of yellow.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such an inspiring post! I love trees. This tree with the different seasons you have captured is just beautiful!

Anita Johnson said...

Dear Glenda,
Thank you so much for your comment, I'm so glad to have a link to your beautiful blog! Our profiles are similar, but I have just one grandson, just 3 months old. I love your splashes of color, it will probably be months before we see that in Wisconsin. I did see a bluebird, I have no idea what they do about food when the snow is on the ground. I attend Oakwood church and often look for Oak trees for our publications...I can see why you have photographed this tree many times, what a beautiful shape!

Leslie said...

love the mosaic of that tree through the seasons!

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful words Glenda and the tree as well..Susie